Health IT Supports Health Equity in Rural Patient Care


A rural health system in Mississippi is successfully implementing health IT solutions that would normally be found in larger metro areas. A state-of-the-art EHR, active archive – HealthData Archiver®, and an enterprise-wide imaging platform using AI tools is just the beginning. Learn how health IT supports #healthequity in an American Healthcare Leader interview with Kory Hudson, Director of Information Systems and Health Information Management at Singing River Health System.


For the 15 percent of people nationwide who rely on rural healthcare, efforts to improve access, options and services can’t come soon enough.

Health IT solutions can play a major role in improving rural healthcare.

Kory Hudson, Director of Information Systems and Health Information Management, at Singing River Health System in the Mississippi Gulf Coast is leading the way in implementing health IT solutions that support the kind of high-quality care and experiences patients would expect in a major market.

Hudson and his team implemented the Epic electronic health record (EHR) which reduced paper records by 90% and saved $2 million. The organization also instituted Harmony Healthcare IT’s HealthData Archiver® to consolidate and store patient and business records within an active archive that maintains secure access and allowed the decommissioning of many legacy systems.

Stepping up the IT offering behind the scenes directly supports front-line clinicians and helps ensure patients receive the best care possible.

“It’s our responsibility to provide the best technology and the best service with no interruptions,” Hudson shared in a recent interview with American Health Leader.

Hudson has many tech-based initiatives underway that use data, analytics and technology to improve outcomes and the patient experience.

Read the full article from American Healthcare Leader.

Oct 28 2021

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